James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel Parker, 31 August 1815

Adjt. & Inspr. Genls. office 31st. Augut. 1815

Mr. Graham has just stated that the names of all applicants for vacancies in the army were a few days since transmitted to the President & I now enclose a Register corrected up to this time. The names written in the margin are transfers & appointments by subsequent orders. Something like unofficial assurances of being assigned to vacancies, was given by Mr. Dallas to Major G Humpheys of the late 4th July and brevet Major George McGlassin of the late 15th as Captains and to Captain E Boardman of the late 26th as a 1st. Lieut. These cases will claim consideration in the final arrangment and are mentioned at this time that they may not be overlooked in case the vacancies are filled before the President returns to this City.

Conformably to a conversation I had with Mr. Crawford before he left this place I am in the habit of informing those who are candidates that the vacancies will not be filled untill the President returns, probably not earlier than October next.

The number of vacancies in the several grades is stated in the Memdm. annexed to the register herewith enclosed.

D. Parker
Ad. I. Genl.

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